COVID-19 coronavirus and HEQ

With the unprecedented global COVID-19 pandemic, the health and well being of our students, training providers, colleagues and staff is paramount. We have been closely monitoring developments in each country where BCS Higher Education Qualifications are delivered. Find out more about impacted examinations

A flexible, modular study course developed by the UK’s leading university academics and employers

Gain international certification and industry-relevant skills for a career you can take worldwide

Recognised by the England and Wales qualifications regulator, Ofqual, confirming their high quality

Study levels aligned with BCS membership so you can upgrade your membership status as you progress

Why BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT?

Your performance in the technology industry places you at the very heart of our royal charter. You're actively driving up standards of professional competence, conduct and ethical practice in the industry, for the benefit of society.

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HEQ guide

For a long and rewarding career in IT, it’s important you set out on the right development pathway but choosing which path to take can be confusing as there are many routes on offer.

When it comes to qualifications, flexibility is key as your learning will need to support the twists and turns your career journey is likely to take.

Download our International Higher Education Qualification guide and find out how you can become an IT professional.

Download the guide (PDF)

BCS Higher Education Qualification (HEQ) is an internationally recognised qualification which is accredited by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), a regulatory body for qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. HEQ is on the Register of Regulated Qualifications for England and Northern Ireland. It comprises of three qualification levels: Certificate at level 4, Diploma at level 5, and Professional Graduate Diploma at level 6.